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Sandringham flower show draws royal crowd

by webdev

July 27, 2010

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will be among the 20,000 guests that attend the Sandringham flower show this week.

Held in Norfolk, England, the flower show is a much anticipated event, according to the Eastern Daily Press. The Duchess and Prince Charles will arrive in true royal style - they will tour the park in a horse-drawn carriage.

Later, attendees will have the opportunity to shake hands with the pair before heading off on a walk-about through the garden. The festival, which started 129 years ago, was originally intended to encourage workers to pay special attention to gardens. Since its launch, the celebration had become a day-long event.

Additionally, the Sandringham flower show brings together some of the top floral designers who are competing for the Best in Show trophy.

"The Cottage garden competition was an inspired way of encouraging gardening and self-sufficiency," Marcus O'Lone, president of the show, told the news source. "Today, the flower, vegetable, flower arranging and home preserves competitions continue and form part of the show success."

Prince Charles is a known flower enthusiast. According to the Telegraph, the Prince of Wales called for protection of some of Britain's endangered flowers in October of 2009.

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